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Crews place temporary cluster boxes outside of the New Prague Post Office on Thursday, Aug. 19. The New Prague Post Office will temporarily close beginning Saturday, Aug. 21, to undergo floor repair. The post office will tentatively be closed for 26 days with the lobby also closed. Customers who...
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics will be held every Thursday at Rice County Public Health, 320 NW 3rd Street, Faribault 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. throughout August and September   Rice County Public Health continues to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Thursday from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.  These clinics are open...
The Czech Heritage Club will hold its August program on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, at the Lonsdale Public Library, 1006 Birch St NE, Lonsdale, at 7 p.m.  All Czech Heritage Club members and the public are invited to attend this free event. The program will be a “History of Lonsdale” presented by...
Long-time local teacher Jon Bakken has earned a spot in the WEM Board of Education following a special election held Tuesday, August 10. The WEM Board canvassed the votes Friday, August 13 in the WEM Elementary lobby. Bakken received 113 votes, 10 more than runner-up David Schuster who received...
Due to a breakdown at the printing press in Princeton, MN, the August 12th issues of The New Prague Times, Montgomery Messenger and the LifeEnterprise, which are mailed, will be a day late. Area newsstand papers will be available on Wednesday as usual. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, all Rice County employees and visitors are required to wear a face covering in Rice County government buildings. This requirement is going into effect to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Rice County is currently classified as “high” community transmission of...
Mental Health Awareness Day at the Minnesota State Fair will be held on Monday, Aug. 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Dan Patch Park located next to the Grandstand. This event, which features about 60 mental health organizations from across the state, is an opportunity for all Minnesotans to raise...

 People wander and sample the vast array of food at the Scott County Fair. There were also many games, rides, vendors and exhibits at the fairgrounds near Jordan. People could enjoy music, magical illusions, wrestling, tractor pulls, a talent show, horse shows and a demolition derby.

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Scott County Deputy Duane Jirik, left, was honored recently by Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen upon his retirement from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, July 30. Jirik has been a deputy for more than 24 years and has served in law enforcement for more than 36 years. Submitted Photo

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Duane “Dewey” Jirik on Friday, July 30, as he retired after serving with the department for 24 and-a-half years. “Deputy Jirik has served the residents of Scott County for over 24 years, working numerous assignments including Volunteer Reserve...
A large crowd was at Memorial Park on Thursday, Aug. 5, for Czech Out New Prague, for fun, entertainment, information and food. Held from 5-8 p.m. there was a steady stream of people coming through to look at the nearly 50 exhibitors and find out what New Prague has to offer for businesses, non-...

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